Arian Foster is still attempting to recover from his recent bout with hamstring injuries. After leaving the game against the San Francisco 49ers Foster has not been fully recovered. Now, just a few days away from the opening game against their division rival, the Indianapolis Colts, word has it that Foster may not play at all.
This news is not necessarily a major issue but it is one of concern. The Texans are looking to take control of the AFC South and having a balanced offensive attack is part of that plan. If Foster does not play then Ben Tate could take over the starting role. Tate had a breakout preseason and could prove to be the answer for the Texans in Foster’s absence.
The Indianapolis Colts have a weakened defense and have been mostly inept at stopping the Texans’ run game. If Tate has to assume the role of lead rusher he could rack up some major yardage. However, if Foster is recovered enough to take the field on Sunday then Indianapolis had better be prepared.
While fantasy football players are biting their nails over the thought of Foster not being able to play, his health is of the utmost importance. Hamstring issues can not be ignored and, if not tended to, can become serious injuries. Keeping Foster sidelined for the time may be the best move if the Texans wish to dominate the AFC South. Ben Tate should be able to pick up any slack and the Texans defense should be able to shut down Kerry Collins and the Indianapolis Colts.